10 Amazon Summer Must-Haves & Surprise Giveaway!

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I’ve been so excited to share todays post with you. I’m teaming up with my friend Chelsie from Hey There Chelsie to share our favorite things for summer from Amazon – and there’s a lot of good stuff to share!

I actually inherited my friendship with Chelsie – she and my husband go way back, and when I met Brett he told me how much I would love Chelsie. He was so right. I just love when someone is as sweet, and down-to-earth in person as they are online, and she really is.

On HTC, she shares affordable style, beauty inspiration, positive affirmations, and even tips on growing your blog or online business. In fact, she’s the one who really encouraged me to just go for it with More and Merrier. You can find Chelsie’s Amazon favorites here – you’ll just love her!

Along with this post, we will be giving away a few of our favorite things! To see the giveaway prizes and how to enter, join us over on Instagram at @sarahgrotenhuis and @heytherechelsie.

Now, onto the fun stuff!


The Butter Bronzer from Physicians Formula is my holy grail for bronzer. It’s light and creamy, goes on smooth, and gives the perfect summer glow. It’s on par with the most expensive bronzers I’ve tried but under $10!

52 Lists for Happiness has been such a fun summer book for me. A bullet journal of sorts, this cute book has 52 prompts for joy-inducing lists. A few of my favorites so far: ‘List the Ways You Feel Lucky’ and ‘List the Best Opportunities That Others Have Given You Throughout Your Life’. Using this as part of my morning routine really has made me more mindful and it would be a great grad gift or birthday present for your list-obsessed friends.

This Packable Beach Hat has come in so handy. Along with my LRP sunscreen & sunglasses, I wear this pretty religiously outside to avoid extra sun exposure. This one doesn’t look cheesy and can be rolled up to make it easy to pack for a vacation.

And speaking of packing, I am a true believer in these Packing Cube Organizers. Soft mesh & nylon bags are perfect for organizing by item type (tops, dresses, 76 pairs of undies for a three day trip), or by family member. These ones last forever and come in the prettiest colors.

Sol de Janeiro Spray smells like summer. It’s the same scent from the famous Brazillian Bum Bum Cream made into a beachy body spray. It’s warm and woody, with notes of salted caramel and pistachio without being too sweet. I love to wear this all summer long for a soft wash of scent. It has a plastic bottle, so no fear throwing it in your toiletry bag before a trip.

I’m obsessed with these Cat Eye Sunglasses. So comfortable, so chic, and best of all, so cheap. I’m a believer in splurging on the good stuff – cushy toilet paper, high-quality shoes, and excellent olive oil. But sunglasses are not one of them. These are well made and durable (I would know, because they float around in the bottom of my bag and get man-handled by my toddler).

Using sunscreen is a lot like eating vegetables: you’re always told you’re supposed to, but you don’t take it seriously until you’re in your 20’s and feeling the consequences. La-Roche Posay Melt-In Sunscreen makes it so easy – it’s lightweight, moisturizing, and has the perfect velvety finish. I use it under makeup every single day and it doesn’t make me break out.

The Clevermade Collapsible Cooler is truly genius. It’s a soft-sided cooler that expands and locks into place and holds up to 50 cans (or 8 gallons). Keeps food super cool all day – I used mine on a super hot day and still had ice inside 8 hours later! When you’re done using, it folds flat for easy storage.

So many of you loved the scalp brush I showed a while ago, and you know I’m an exfoliation zealot. I’ve vowed to show the good stuff, only the good stuff and nothing but the good stuff here on More and Merrier – even if it’s slightly embarrassing. In that spirit, I’m sharing with you my summer pedicure secret: the Pedicure Foot File. It’s a spinning foot file buffer to get everything dry, scaly, or otherwise unsightly from your feet. Use in the shower or with dry skin for soft, smooth feet for sandal season.

I LOVE Kopari Coconut Oil Deodorant. It’s soft and creamy, made with coconut oil and smells absolutely incredible. I’ve used a few other natural deodorants but this is the first one that actually works – I’ll never use anything else!

I hope you pick up a few of these finds for your summer adventures! And don’t forget to hop over to Chelsie’s Amazon Favorites post and follow along on Instagram to enter the giveaway!

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